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Vusion Baby Bottom Line Report: Many Moms Don't Know that Their Babies' Irritated Skin Could Indicate a Severe Diaper Rash that Requires Medical Treatment
Date:6/17/2008

over-the-counter

medications are not approved to treat this condition

-- Nearly half of moms (43%) incorrectly believe or are not sure that

cloth diapers prevent diaper rash

Candida, a specific type of yeast, is commonly found in the intestinal tract and is carried to the diaper area by a baby's stool. A microscopic evaluation is needed to determine if a baby is suffering from Diaper Dermatitis complicated by documented Candidiasis (DDCC). Treating DDCC, along with a regimen of cleansing and frequent diaper changes, may require the use of a prescription skin medication.

Antibiotics are a common cause of diaper rash with yeast infection as they affect the bacterial flora in the intestinal tract, thus allowing Candida (yeast infection) an increased opportunity to multiply. Candida can worsen a diaper rash, leaving a baby uncomfortable.

While almost every baby experiences one or more episodes of diaper rash before he is toilet-trained, a healthcare provider can confirm if a child's rash is accompanied by an infection. It is important that moms consult their physician if their child's rash lasts 2-3 days or the skin in the area presents with pustules (red spots) or with a beefy red appearance.

"Barrier Therapeutics is committed to increasing the awareness of parents about skin conditions, including diaper rash with documented yeast infection," said Dr. Braham Shroot, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Barrier Therapeutics Inc. "This is important because we have discovered that parents are quite unfamiliar with this condition and we encourage them to seek advice from their health care provider."

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In 2006, Vusion Ointment was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively treat diaper rash with a documented yeast infection. Vusion ointment is the first and only product approved by
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